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Comparison of quality engineering practices in Malaysian and Indonesian automotive related companies

Putri, N. T. and Sha'Ri Mohd., Y. and Irianto, D. (2016) Comparison of quality engineering practices in Malaysian and Indonesian automotive related companies. In: Joint Conference of 2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference, iMEC 2015 and 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems, APCOMS 2015, 12 - 14 Nov 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The main motivating factor driving this research is to find differences between the automotive related companies in Malaysia and Indonesia with regard to quality engineering (QE) implementation. A comparative study between Malaysia and Indonesia provides the opportunity to gain perspective and thorough understanding of the similarities and differences on the critical factors for successful QE practices in the context of both these countries. Face to face interviews are used to compare the QE practices in two automotive companies in Malaysia and Indonesia, respectively. The findings of study showed that both countries have clear quality objectives to achieving zero defects in processes and products and total customer satisfaction. Top and middle management in both countries were found to be directly involved in quality improvement on the shop floor to provide On-The-Job training and actively encourage team members to perform quality problem solving through the formation of quality control circles (QCC) particularly in Indonesia automotive industry. In Malaysia automotive industry, the implementation was not fully effective, but they have started to cultivate those values in the daily execution. Based on the case study results and analysis, the researcher has provided suggestions for both countries as an improvement plan for successful QE implementation. These recommendations will allow management to implement appropriate strategies for better QE implementation which hopefully can improve company's performance and ultimately the making the automotive industry in both countries to reach world class quality. It is strongly believed that the findings of this study can help Malaysia and Indonesia automotive industries in their efforts to become more effective and competitive.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Automotive industry,Customer satisfaction, Human resource management, Manufacture, Personnel training, Problem solving
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:73370
Deposited By: Mohd Zulaihi Zainudin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 11:28
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 11:28

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